A few blogs back, we bragged about contributing some latex accessories (gloves to be exact) to a Lady Gaga Haus Of Gaga video campaign. Well, just recently, we had occasion to stop in the Hause Of Gaga store at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. Lady Gaga’s “Enigma” residency shares the Park MGM’s Park Theatre with Aerosmith’s …
Searching far and wide for the very best celebrity latex Halloween costumes (or even just what they might have accessorized with) is always such a treat. In our last blog, we reported on Heidi Klum’s upcoming 2019 All Hallow’s creation. Through 12 hours of a public transformation, the 46-year-old supermodel revealed herself finally as a …
For all of us, regular folks, even budding fetish fashionistas, the latex, lace, PVC, and all manner of Halloween styles will be unveiled tomorrow. The celebrities in our universe, though, get to it a bit earlier, most starting last weekend, Friday, 10/25. At the many see-and-be-scenes, our best and brightest were out and about Instagramming …
Reading this blog as you are right now, you may have noticed some changes to our latex designs. Well, not specifically to our wardrobe choices, although we are ever adding and updating the Dawamatrix catalog, but to our website. We recently underwent an overhaul of our online presence and feel we are now showing off …
Latex couture, copious body paint, and lots of skin (male and female); once again, NYC Comic Con 2019 did not disappoint. Very much filled to the brim with cosplayers, like Dragon Con in Atlanta that we recently attended (see here), what seemed to come across loud and clear at the Jacob Javits Convention Center 10/3-10/6 …
Two recent articles, one from the New York Times and one from Fashionista, reported on new bridal dresses from the just past New York Bridal Fashion Week, with not a mention of latex anywhere. Not that we were expecting something radically alternative at Bridal Week, and there is actually some cool stuff that seems to be trending presently, but one always has hope to catch a truly alternative fashion or some latex wedding couture.
For three years in a row, we have been honored to have won awards at WOW and two of those three years, the first and this last one, Ben and I traveled to New Zealand. As we have always found both times visiting, New Zealand is just so wonderful and the capital city, where WOW is held, Wellington, so welcoming to WOW.
The action here kicks off with Quinn cutting her cotton-candy colored hair over her break up with the Joker. Seeking other ‘unfulfilled’ women, Harley Quinn amasses a gang around her; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as “Black Canary,” Rosie Perez playing “Renee Montoya,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead as “Huntress,” (‘accessorizing’ with her crossbow) and Ella Jay Basco as “Cassandra Cain.”
For the 3rd year-in-a-row, a Dawnamatrix latex design has won at The World of Wearable Art. The award show/startling global fashion event was held last night in New Zealand, and we are honored and humbled to receive the Overall International Design Award, International Design Award: Americas and Avant-garde Section Third. All for our Gemini: The Twins.
Time to time here on our latex couture blog/culture alt. fashion blog, we like to check in with what celebrities and well-known persons are doing. Surely, the just-passed Fashion Weeks, the Emmy Awards, regular reality-star Instagram posts give us plenty of wardrobe fodder to comment on or expose, and this past week was no exception. Even Margaret Atwood weighed in.
Although we all certainly love or latex couture, one might not miss seeing our most favorite material in all that Rihanna gives us with her new Savage x Fenty collection. At the recent New York Fashion Week, Rihanna presented a dance-led show for her fashion line at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
Taylor Swift came in a colorful and diamond jeweled Versace blazer and black Christian knee-high boots, Halsey managed to sneak in a black waist cincher in the middle of her open dress. And as we have come to expect, Queen Latifah showed-off her usual wardrobe class in a sedate yet sexy Sergio Hudson orange suit.
This time, the lady wrestlers, and their producers are part of what soon becomes a successful Las Vegas residency at the fictional “Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.” This allowed the show’s costume designer, Beth Morgan to expand her usual glitz and wild flare with not just the influence of mid-80’s fashions but the legendary sartorial look of Las Vegas
Taking place in Germany after World War I to just before the next war, as most of us have seen in the Broadway play and movie versions of Cabaret (a story set in the fictitious “Kit Kat Klub” nightclub in Berlin) plenty of sexy tropes and provocative images and a certain sexual freedom was felt at the time pre-Hitler. The Erotic Heritage Museum is celebrating the Weimar Era’s freedoms, costuming, and people, in their new Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin Exhibit.
As the final judging night nears, WOW is making us feel better and better about once again getting our latex designs into their competition…and being picked for the finals. Sure, we go on a bit about the New Zealand-based World of WearableArt Competition and show, but there really is nothing like it anywhere, and we are so proud to be part of WOW once again.
Halima Aden has been involved in a lot of firsts. In 2016 the Somali-American model was the first woman to compete in the Miss Minnesota competition wearing both a hijab and a burkini, and she was also the first person to wear a hijab on the cover of Allure magazine. In Sports Illustrated she wears two custom burkinis.
This last idea, how alternative fashion can impact the global sphere, is very much at the heart of the World of WearableArt competition we have been involved with and have won at in the past two years. This year marks our third entry into the competition, and just this week we learned that we passed the pre-selection round and our entry, in the avant-garde category, is on its way to New Zealand for the next round of judging
As we well know, one person’s risqué is another person’s every day latex couture. Calling one thing ‘sexy’ or even ‘alternative’ is undoubtedly an eye-of-the-beholder distinction, but one might say that the brand new Jennifer Lopez video for her song “Medicine,” is rather damn hot…and reveals an amazing array of wild costumes.
Latex, leather and just about everything else you can think of has been seen, in some form, as part of the costumes worn during the full run of the Star Wars franchise. As fans await the last in the nine-movie arc, STAR WARS EPISODE IX, merchandise, poster art and character break-downs were leaked this week.